Besides Iris ensata, (Japanese iris) and Iris laevigata we offer a few other species of the iris world for your garden.
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|Native to Asia. Many (20 plus) small pale blue-lavender blooms, opening a few at a time, on a multi-branched stalk 18 to 24 inches. Needs afternoon shade and a loose humus-rich soil where it will become a ground cover. Evergreen foliage shows freeze damage at 25 F. Blooms early spring. Can also be grown in a container and brought indoors to protect from hard freezes. Zone 8-9|
|Iris pallida ‘Dalmatica’
|Collected and cultivated before 1600. Vigorous tall bearded, flower stems 36” with lightly sweet fragrant blue-violet flowers. Grow as you grow modern bearded irises. Zone 3-9|
|Iris setosa ‘Aaron’s Blue’
|Native to northern North America and northern Asia. Requiring moist rich composted soils slightly acidic. Full sun in maritime areas, afternoon shade elsewhere (grow as Iris ensata). 24-25 inches tall many violet blooms held with near-black spathes. Needs a winter’s chill, Zone 3-8|